"Storage Wars" is a hit TV show on A&E and Southeast Texas has its own version of the drama. The show has had quite an impact on the storage auction business.
The contents of many unpaid storage units end up as targets for bargain hunters. After 90 days of unpaid rent, warning letters and notices are sent, the auction process begins.
When auctioneers step in, they give modern-day pirates the tools they need to search for treasure. Buyers are given about five minutes to judge the contents of a locker by whatever they can see from standing outside the door. Since television shows like "storage Wars" and "Auction Hunters" hit the mainstream, local business is booming.
If you're looking into jumping on the "Storage Wars" bandwagon, click on auctionzip.com where you can punch in your zip code and find the next local auction.